Professor Christopher Read from the University of Warwick discusses the October Revolution in 1917. He highlights the main difference between the Russian revolution and the French revolution (breakdown of state precedes social revolution), the nature of the revolution at 'street' level and 'elite' level, and the commonality between the Russian revolution and the Arab Spring in 2011. Professor Read was speaking at a one-day history event on the Russian Revolution in London (July 2012). Listen to the podcast HERE or click on the image to download.
Dr Jane McDermid from the University of Southampton talks about the role of women in the Russian revolution. She discusses how the revolutionaries tried to influence the peasants in Russia, and focuses on Sofia Perovskaia and Vera Zasulich, leading female terrorists of the time. Dr. McDermid was speaking at a one-day history event on The Russian Revolution in London (July 2012). Download the podcast HERE or by clicking the image.
Dr Jane McDermid from the University of Southampton talks about how the Provisional Government in Russia developed directly after the February Revolution. She talks about the plans for a constitutional monarchy, and how they didn't materialise. She looks especially at the experiences of Alexander Kerensky. Dr McDermid spoke at a one-day history event on The Russian Revolution in London (July 2012). Click the picture or HERE to listen